That is a LOT of sand and I don't envy you the job of getting it spread to get it tilled in. Good luck!
Katahdin and Dorper are both hair sheep breeds so your little ewe should still have 100% chance of shedding.
Congrats on the chicks so far. The pipped eggs could still hatch. If there is nothing actively zipping right now, you can candle the pipped eggs and see if you see movement.
I went out to check on my new chicks this morning, and there was a ray of sunlight peeking through one of the nail holes in the tin. The ray ended up on the cardboard on the dark/cool side of the brooder. One chick noticed and pretty soon there was a whole bunch of them over there trying to "get" the sunlight. :D Silly birds!
I can just imagine that - what a picture.
Well, I've been busy all day. I got a gate installed in the goat barn. I've had the gate a month and its been one of those tasks that has been on my to-do list since then so I'm really glad to have it scratched off. This gate goes over the roller door on the inside, which will allow me to leave the roller door open on warm nights for air flow, without goats getting out or predators getting in. I left the roller door open after getting the gate installed this morning and it makes the barn feel a lot airier to have it open.
Then I worked on installing a gate latch on a gate that we've always had to chain, which is a pain to do one-handed. I started this yesterday but found that the gate latch came with everything I needed - except the screws to mount one side to the post. I don't know why they don't include them as they are a very specific size - not the kind you'd normally have just sitting around. I've used these gate latches in the past so I kind of knew that but had forgotten. So I got the latch installed on the gate but couldn't install the other half of it without making a trip to the hardware store. This morning, while putting away my tools from the gate install, I found where last time I bought the screws to install a gate latch, I'd bought two too many. I need four but figured with two I could at least get it up there and then next time I'm going past a hardware store I can stop and get two more. Two should hold it for now. So I got the latch installed and then I just needed to drill through the gate to put in an extra bolt that I've found is necessary to be sure the latch doesn't move and at that point my drill driver's battery ran out. So I had to take a break while it recharges.
I *still* haven't decided where to put the asparagus. I'm really hoping DH can help me figure that out this weekend as I need to get it planted. It isn't like other veggies where if you don't like the location you just plant them somewhere else the following year. The asparagus I hope will live for 20-30 years so I need a good location for it now as if I have to dig it up and move it later, it will just delay harvesting.